This oil is unusual in that it is active against all three categories of infectious organisms: bacteria, fungi and viruses. Ideal to add to your normal hand wash to help protect against viruses such as the Coronavirus. Just 4 to 5 drops is all you need.
When used topically, tea tree oil is believed to be antibacterial. Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat acne, athlete's foot, lice, nail fungus and insect bites.
Five possible uses of tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has many applications. Some suggestions include:
Wound dressing. Place a few drops of oil onto fresh wound dressing to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
Homemade mouthwash. Add 2 drops of tea tree oil to a cup of water and use as mouthwash. Do not swallow as tea tree oil is toxic if taken internally.
Natural dandruff remedy. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil into regular shampoo and wash hair as normal.
Acne treatment. Add 4 drops of tea tree oil to a half cup of water. Apply to the face with a cotton pad once daily.
Household cleaner. Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with a cup of water and a half cup of white vinegar. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use as an all-purpose antimicrobial cleaner.
As with all essential oils, please test on a small patch of skin with a cotton bud.